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THE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

ITS SCALE bF PAT.

The daily scale of pay authorised for tho members of the proposed Expeditionary Force will be as follows: —Colonels, £1 10s; lieutenant-colonels, £1 ss; majors, £1 Is; captains, 17s 6d; lieutenants, 12s; sccond lieutenants,' 10s: adjutants, ss, in addition to pay of ranks; medical officers, 10s, in addition to pay of ranks; veterinarians, 10s a day, in addition to pay of ranks; chaplains, pay of ranks; regimental sergeantmajors and regimental quarto rmaeterBcrgeante, 9s; squadron and company ser-geant-majors or quartermaster-sergeants, 8s; sergeants, 7s; lance-sergeants (if paid), 6s 6d; corporals, 5s 6d; lance-oorporals (if paid), ss; privates, trumpeters, or buglers, 4s; farrier sergeants, farriers, or shoeing Smith, saddlers, armour-sergeants, by rank, and others, Is per day extra; clerks, 8s; orderly room dorks, 7s.

Half the specified rates may be drawn >rhen abroad, tho balance being treated as fleferrcd pay, payable on discharge, or available for allotment in Now Zealand. Tho allotment will not, however, be limited to tho amount of the deferred pay. DONATIONS TO THE TROOPS. (From Our Own Corbespondent.) WELLINGTON, August 9. All horses donated mast bo passed by one of the appointed officers. They will bo conveyed free by rail to tho special place of delivery. Mr Blair, inspector of stock, is the officer appointed for Oamaru; Major Snowball, Dune din; Captain Blair, Dunedin; Mr Gossage, Mosgiel; Mr Gilmour, Balclutha; Mr Hill, Gore; Mr Martin, Gore; Mr Wright, InvercargilL The remount officers of the Defenco Department at Dunedin and Inveroargill are also authorised to pass the animals. Schedule 11, Saddlery.—All saddlery to be of a large, strong typo, and must bo in thoroughly good order in every way. The articles will be conveyed free by railway bo the specified poxse of delivery. Schedule 111, Forage.—All forage must necessarily be of quality, and delivered at the nearest railway station, marked "Expeditionary equipment, and there consigned at the Government expense to the remount officer at the nearest of the centres. Supplies of the following will bo accepted:—Bran, oats, compressed hay, oaten chaff, linseed, caxrota Schedule IV.—Supplies will be received of frozen meat, tinned meats, cheese, coffee, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, butter, potatoes, onions, jam, lime juice, candles, condensed milk, oatmeal, baking powder, bovril, or meat extract. The abovo will be for the men when landed. The following gifts of extra comfort for the men on the voyage may bo handed in or consigned to the nearest defence office: — Tobacco, pipes, papere, books, games, cards, tooth brushes, shaving outfits, matches, tinned fruit, cakes, tins of biscuits, chocolate, knives, tin openers. Schedule V.—Tho following articles are required in connection with tho Expeditionary Force:—Eleven motor cars (five-seater), 19 motor bicycles, 173 bicycles. Gifts of theeo should be advised to Captain Reid, headquarter staff, Wellington, who wid make the necessary arrangements regarding *°Her l Excellrncy the Countess of Liverpool is organising the women of the country in order that they may' provide articles required by the members of the Expeditionary Force such as cholera belts, bnuoes, Canvas shoes, comforter caps, underclothing, holdalls, with knife, fork, and spoon, bootlaces thread, needles, buttons, eto., soap, Bock 3, shirts, towels, Cardigan waistcoats, hair brushes and combs. NURSES FOR THE FORCE. (From Our Own Correspondent.) WELLINGTON, August 9. Tho Hon. Mr Allen announced in the House last night that a certain number of purses may be sent with the expedition. He said they would havo to leave in a com-, paratively short time, and they should put *n their applications as soon as possible. ENROLLING THE VOLUNTEERS. (Peb United Press Association.) WELLINGTON, August 9. Yesterday, last; night, and to-day the military authorities at the barracks have been busily engaged examining, swearing in, and fitting out the men volunteering for sorvice in tiio New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Large bodies of tho public yesterday watched the proceedings, and there were frequent patriotic demonstrations. Volunteers are coming forward freely for service. On Saturday night the Wellington Rifle Clubs were organised into a complete reserve company For the sth Regiment 180 paraded, all the officers and tho noncommissioned officers were appointed, and the organisation completed. Many offers of contributions are coming forward, and money is rolling- in freely for the fund. The Savage Club last night resolved to donate £100, and £30 was subscribed for a piano. The doctors in Wellington have decided to give free medical attendance to the wives and children of the men who go to the front, and have also made arrangements to carry on the practices of the doctors a:"ompanying the troops. MANNING THE TROOPSHIPS. THE ADVANCE GUARD. . (From Our Own Correspondent.) WELLINGTON, August 9. Wellington will be tho departure port in Regard to tho transport of the Expeditionary Force. The Minister of Defence has expressed a hopo that the shipping companies whoso vessels may be employed for tfcis purpose will give the members of tho crews tho option of deciding whether they will remain on their ships or not. Mr Allen statss that ho is authoritatively informed that there are plenty of naval reserve men and volunteers who are keen to man tho vessels, and take tho place of any of tho present men who do not wish to go. There is no desire to prevent the present crews; All that is desired is to give them the infiun. The Minister of Defence states that tho first section of the Expeditionary Forvo, which will form the advance guard of the force., will be despatched at tho earliest possible date from Wellington. Hie men will start training as soon as selected in the four chief centres. WHAT IS BEING DONE IN DUNEDIN. Messrs F. 11. King and Co. (Ltd.) havo offered to provide a horse for the Expeditionary Force. Lieutenant-colonel Stoneham announces that applications from eligible members of the National Reserve: Force for enrolment in the .Expeditionary Force may be forwarded through the National Reserve. SUGGESTED CITIZEN COMMITTEES. DEPUTATION TO THE MAYOR. ■ In view- of the decision arrived at by tho Otago" High School Old Boys' Association at its meeting on .Friday evening in regard to the present European crisjs, a deputation of some 50 or 60 members of the association waited upon his Worship the Mayor at the Town Hall on Saturday morning. Df Fulton, president of the association, in introducing the deputation, said that it was tho desire of the association to stand shoulder to shoulder with the rest of the citizens of Dunedin, and also those infotlicr parts of the dominion in this crisis—(applause],—and they had come to meet tho

Mayor for the purposo of making certain suggestions in connection with a programme it might bo found necessary to carry out in Dunedin.

Mr James Park, who, with Mr W. Downio Stewart, was appointed l to express the views of tlio members of tho association* said that the object of the deputation was to ask the Mayor to arrange'a public meeting for tho purposo of doing something locally to safeguard the welfare of the public. The deputation did not ask that tho_ Government or tho Defence Department should be interfered with. He was sure they were perfectly able to carry out all that was necessary for tho defence of the dominion and tho" despatch of an Expeditionary Force.— (Applause.) The payment for such things should come from the Government; but what tho deputation wished was to see that an organisation was formed with a view to securing foodstuffs and making arrangements generally for any relief that might bo roqhirod in the futuro. There was an uneasiness among the people at the present time, and they wanted somo organisation to look to for guidance. If they established what was required it might be necessary to have offices and a small staff, and also a small store for foodstuffs.

Mr Stewart agreed that the plan suggested by Mr Park was a wise one. They should have a central, body to deal with matters affecting the city consequent, upon the war. He had noticed that in Sydney tliero were no fower than 12,000 men out of work, and their unemployment they owed to tho war. If that was so they could not hope to escape without something of a similar nature occurring heTc. Tho Government, ho was pleased to notice, had taken stops to maintain tho credit of banking in the dominion, and had also taken steps to prohibit the exploitation on foodstuffs and to regulate the prices. They all knew that nothing was more difficult than the regulating of prices; in fact, tho foodstuffs would almost have to he taken oyer by the Government to prohibit exploitation. Tho Mayor, in reply, said that ho had been :iegcd with suggestions on Friday as to what should be done,, but it was only through an organisation such as the deputation suggested that these could be unified and carried out. As it had been pointed out, there should be some differentiation between the Government ancl a local association. The Government no doubt would do its duty in the matter, but it was for the' citizens of the dominion to help the Government in every way possible.—(Applause.) It was a time for serious consideration, and thoy should not lose their heads in a time like this. So far the question of unemployment had not been felt, but f the war was protracted it was possible that they would have to deal with a serious shortage of work in this dominion. There were, however, a variety of other things to be considered. It could not bo impressed upon the people too strongly the necessity for husbanding their resources, so as to be able to meet more readily any bad times should they come. He was perfectly willing at any time to call meetings.—(Applause.) After further discussion, it was decided that the Mayor confer with the executive of the association'prior to taking the necessary steps to form an organisation on the lines proposed. EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ORGANISED. OPPORTUNITIES FOR ASSISTANCE. EMPIRE DEFENCE FUND STARTED. (From Ocr Own Correspondent.) WELLINGTON, August 9. The Minister of Defence has inaugurated an Empire Defence Fund in connection with the equipment of tho Expeditionary Force, so that the gifts of patriotic citizens will be put to the most effective use, and duplication and waste avoided. In explaining the details to an Otago Daily Times reporter, the Hon. James Allen said: " I have organised tho fund on what I believe to be a sound basis. A circular will bo issued, signed by me, and approved by the Defence Department, so that it is authoritative, and provides a guarantee that the gifts will take tho most effective and useful shape." SACRIFICES NEEDED. " In this time of Empire need," continued Mr Allen, " the Government calls upon the people of tho country to make what sacrifices they can of money and effort, to provide for an Expeditionary Force to be sent wherever the Empire calls. It is imperative to avoid waste, and, in the interest of economical management, to ensure that the money subscriptions and donations of work should be properly organised. Into the Empire Defence Fund shall be paid all money contributions from local authorities, companies, or individuals, whether for purchase of horses or other material required for the Expeditionary Force. I have no doubt that tho various banks throughout tho dominion will receive the money contributions, and remit them free of exchange to tho public acoount. Some have already promised to do so. DEFINITE ALLOCATION OF DONATIONS. " If the contributor specifies tho object for which he makes his donation, then the amount will be credited to a special account —e.g., purchase -of horses or of materials, or of personal equipment for the men (blankets, uniforms, boots, etc.). If no such indication is given, the Paymaster-general .will either credit the contribution fo a general account or to one of the above mentioned accounts, as ho thinks fit. Tho Paymaster-general will open a special account or accounts, which will from time to time be supplemented by payments from the Consolidated Fund. All Mayors and chairmen of county councils and town boards are asked to take action-at once, to call meetings of citizens, ana to organise for the collection of money or gifts." OFFERS OF ASSISTANCE. (From Ocr Own Correspondent.) WELLINGTON, August 9. The donations to the Expeditionary Force one of £1000 from Mr A. M. Myers, M.P., which was announced in the House yesterday by tho Prime Minister. Other donations of £1000 each have been promised by Sir Walter Buchanan, the Canterbury Jockey Club, and the BibleinState Schools League. The Last-mentioned contribution being in aid of the ambulance fund. Messrs Eric Riddiford and Vivian Riddiford, and Sir George Clifford have agreed to give £500 each. The directors of the Bank of New Zealand have decided that with respect to any officers whose services may 1>» accepted as members of tho Expeditionary Forces, the positions of such officers would be kept open for them, provided they return physically fit, and that the bank will allow them half pay for a period not, exceeding six months whilst they may be on active service. This applies to the bank's officers as a whole throughout New Zealand. General Godley (Officer Commanding the Forces) has given leave to the Legion of Frontiersmen to participate in any special Territorial drills under local Territorial officers, should they so desire. MONEY COMING IN FREELY. (Per United Press Association.) OHRISTCHURCH, August 8. There were stirring scenes in King Edward Barracks this afternoon, when a special parade of Ist (Canterbury) Regiment, was held for the purpose of enrolling volunteers to form a full company of the New Zealand. Field Force. Tho regiment was addressed by Major Murphy, who explained that it was desired to form a special volunteer company from the Ist Regiment. Headed by the Regimental Band, tho whole regiment then inarched out of barracks, in column of route. There was a dense crowd to witness the march out at the barracks. Companies were drawn up in hollow square, while the conditions of service in the Volunteer Field Force were read out h>' Caotain

Burn, who announced that men wishing to enrol were to hand in their names to the company oammonders. Tho public swarmed into the barracks in hundreds, and watched the proceedings, and there was loud applause as the first batch of men stepped out from the company to give in their names. OAMARU OVERSEAS CLUB. OAMARU, August 8. The Oamaru branch of tho Overseas Club has donated £100 to the war funds. Of this £50 is to go to Lady Liverpool's funds, and £50 will bo given to a -jommitteo of local ladies in order to relieve acute cases of distress. It is expected that another £100 will be raised by means of a patriotic concert. LADIES TO PROVIDE SHIRTS. A large number enrolled, both in city and in country districts, to-day. The Mayoress received the following telegram from Lady Godley: "Can the ladies of Christchurch and distriot guarantoo to provide 2000 grey flannel shirts, as nearly a 6 possible to patterns, 1000 of each size, by August 25." A reply has been sent that tho shirts would be forthcoming. . ACTIVITY IN OAMARU. (Fbom Odb Own Correspondent.) OAMARU, August 8. The spirit of patriotism is being practically demonstrated here. Yesterday a very strong and representative committoe of ladies was set up in connection with the Countess of Liverpool's appeal to the women of New Zealand. Tho committee has already got to work with gratifying results. This morning the executive of the Oamaru branch of the Overseas Club met, and decided to guarantee not less than £100 from the members of tho club. It was decided that £50 should bo handed to the Countess of Liverpool's fund and the balance applied to the relief of distress, wherever most urgently required. It was also decided to promote a, patriotic concert for the purpose of raising further funds. Within an hour members of tho club had subscribed tho greater part of tho guaranteed amount. The Mayor has convened a meeting of citizens for the purposo of bringing into existence a committee to deal with all matters that may arise during the progress of the war. SUBSTANTIAL MONEY GIFTS. (Pee United Peess Association.) WELLINGTON, August 9. Mr A. M. Myers, M.P., and Sir Walter Buchanan have each given xl looo towards the expenses of i£he Expeditionary Force. At an enthusiastic meeting in the Drill Hall at Levin last night it was decided to start organising the Levin unit of the National Reserve, to take tho place of a portion of the Defence Forces sent on active service abroad. A large number of enrolment forms were distributed. NELSON, August 8. The Nelson Expeditionary Fund is now over £1100. To-day's subscriptions include £100 from Messrs E. Buxton and Co., Mr T. Renwiok, and. Mrs Renwick. Canon Garland to-day, on behalf of tho Bible-in-Schools League, made an offer to tho Minister of Defence to provide £1000 towards the equipment of the two field ambulances accompanying the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces. TIMARU. August 9. Collections for the Expeditionary Force Fund were made in town yesterday, and today exceed £2300, as far as is known. Other lists are being made in the country, and over 20 horses have been given. Mr J. Craigie and Mr J. M. H. Tripp have given £100 each, and many gifts of £20 and £10 have been made. MASTERTON, August 8. At a big demonstration of farmers here to-day, over £5000 was subscribed in the room towards providing horses for the Expeditionary Force. Many horses were also given. Sir Walter Buchanan, who was present, received great oyation. RACING CLUB'S SUGGESTION. (Pib United Pbess Association.) PALMERSTON N„ August & The Manawatu Racing Club has donated £1500 towards the war funds, and tho Licensed Victuallers' Association has undertaken to billet free all officers coming to Palmerston North in connection with f&o Expeditionary Forco. Mr John Strang (president of the Manawatu Racing Club) has wired to Sir Geo. Clifford (chairman of the Racing Conference) as follows:— " Manawatu Racing Club suggests all clubs this race season should contribute to war fund 50 per cent, of annual net profits, and hoping Sir Geo. Clifford would assist and co-operate by circularising immediately all racing clubs." NEW PLYMOUTH, .August 9. At a meeting on Saturday night, in the open air, which thousands attended, addresses were given by the Mayor and tho member for the district. After enthusiastic outbursts of patriotism a resolution was carriod, amid cheers, supporting the Government's action in sending Expeditionary Forces, upholding Britain in the quarrel, and deciding to open a fund and do all possible to assist in the despatch of troops. In this district over £400 has already been raised for the patriotic fund, including a donation from the Jockey Club of 100 guineas, and £10 from the Boy Wcouts. The enrolment of volunteers continues. Army Service Corps men aro leaving to prepare the oamp for to-morrow. The Boy iSoouts have been placed at tho disposal of the Defence Department. Tho Taranaki Veterans' Association unanimously decided to offer tho services of members for garrison duty, to free young men, if necessary. A large meeting of ladies was hold on Saturday, and a committee, which was set up, is proceeding immediately with tho work of providing comforts for the Expeditionary Forces. GORE, August 9. At a meeting of the Gore A. and P. Association on Saturday it was resolved to donate five horses s-uitable for military purposes to the Government, and also to give the use of the horse-boxes and cattle-pens on tho show ground for military purposes' A large and enthusiastic meeting was held in the Town Hall on Saturday evening to enable citizens to join tho Defence Committee, and to enrol National Reservists. A strong committee was formed, and a largo number enrolled as reservists. CHRISTCHURCH. Autrust 9. A big patriotie demonstration was held last night in Victoria square. A procession marched through the city, and speeches were delivered from the Bank Rotiniln in tho gquaro by tho Mayor and others. Donations* to the Field Force Fund ineludo £100* from tho Canterbury Jockqy Club, £500 from the Hon. R. lieaton Rhodes, £500 from Sir Geo. Clifford, and £200 from the Canterbury Park Trotting Club. Special reference to the war were made in many of the local churches to-day. FIELDING, August 9. A remarkable patriotic l "demonstration was held at Fcildinor l»st "''"'v country peoplo attended, and the Mayor (Mr A. M. Ongley) presided. Speeches were delivered by Mr D. H. Guthrie, M.P., ministers of religion, and others. it was announced that the Lytton Street School, in Feilding, had undertaken to provide a horse for the Defence authorities for the war. It was also suggested that tho schools should discontinue the senior girli?' sewing class on the syllabus to enable tho irirls to join tho Lud'-s" ttees in each town and sew for the soldiers. WARDS IT OFF. "Until I was recommended to try Chamberlain's Cough Remedy I suffered continuously with colds on the chest," writes Miss M. Flanagan, "Cartermin," Ward street, Kalgoorlie, W.A. " Now when I notice tho slightest sign of a cold I take a couple of doses of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, and the cold ia warded off." everywhere.

£3600 COLLECTED AT TIMARU. (Pkb United Press Associaiion.; TIMARU, August 9. Tho war fund reached over £3600 last nignt. (Pee United Press Association.) INVERCARGILL. Au?. llS t 9. An open-air meeting attended by 6QOO people was hold at luvercargUl last night. I'iUi'iotio speeches wore made appealing tor tunds, and also horses ana other gilts, and for enrolments in tho Expeditionary Force. iiliKW was suoscnooU in a few minutes. The Mayor (Mr Duncan M'Farlane) gave his year's honorarium. Tho Invercargill Savings Bank lias given £500, having roccived tho Government's sanction. Mr W. M'Alister promised £200. The meeting was preceded by a huge procession, including motor cars, decorated with hags. 'J. lie National Mortgage Company's employees havo given £100 for horses. Tho newly-formed Southland Leaguo decided to take any steps that may bo necessary, in particular to assist in raising troops, and funds for local distress. A representative and enthusiastic meeting of railwaymen this afternoon decided to ask each member of tho service to contribute voluntenly at least one day s pay per month in aid of the New Zeal;uid war fund, until further notice. At a meeting of tho Southland branch of tho Public Service Association, a motion was carried unanimously that tho Public Service Commissioner should bo telegraphed, and informed that the members of tho branch aro desirous that ho should inform the Prime Minister of their einccro wish to render ovcry assistanco in oarrying on tho work during any office's absence. DANNEVIRGE, August 8. Tho Maoris of Dannovirke, who had a surplus of £36 ,10s from tho recent " Carnival Queen" competition, handed this over to the Evening News as a contribution to Hie fund to bo raised by the Mayoress towards the despatch of the Expeditionary Forco. Street collections brought up tiho total contribution to £55. WELLINGTON WOMEN AT WORK. (Fbom Oub Own Coerespondent.) WELLINGTON. August 9. Groups of women hive been working all day to-day (Sunday) making "housewives," flannel ehirte, etc., for the men of the Expeditionary Force. Tho leading drapers and otihers arte giving material. Tho Savage Club indulged in a patriotic evening yesterday. The ball was crammed. Both the Prime Minister and Sir Joseph Ward, as soon as their duties for the day were over, oamo to the meeting, and were reoeived with vociferous cheering. Each made a brief speech. The Savages sang " Rule Britannia," and l then tho National Anthem, Marseillaise, and tho Russian anthem with great gusto, and the Union Jack ind the French flag were waved by many of those present. The club has offered a donation of £100 to the Defence Fund There wero among the audienoe no fewer than 10 members of tho club who aro going as officers with the firßt section of tho contingent, which is leaving for an unknown destination. On the spur of the moment a half-crown subscription produced about £30 for the purchase of a piano for the troopship. The Prime Minister , announced last night that it was not quite certmn yet whether the Maoris would not be allowed to go to the front. Many Maoris are offering, and they are also giving money, horses, and fodder. Mr Massey has also announced that he will not send the troopship away without an adequate escort. (Pn Uottid Pbmi" Association.) ! BLENHEIM, August 8. At a meeting of the Marlborough Branch of the Educational Institute notice of motion, for the annual meeting was given—" That membars of the institute are prepared to forgo any increase in salary given under the Education Amendment Bill, 1914, until tho present crisis is over, and that the Government be notified to this effect." WELLINGTON, August 8. At a meeting of the directors of the Bank of New Zealand it was dccidod, with respf-ct to any bank officers whose services may be accopted as members of the Expeditionary Force, that the positions of such officers would be kept open for them, provided they return physically fit. It was also decided that the bank will allow them half-pay for a period of six months ■whilst they may bo on active service. AUCKLAND. August 8. Tho Auckland Stock Exchange this morning donated £100 to the patriotic fund. (P«m UmTin Pbibs A*socrmoi» ) WANGANUI, August 8. In connection with the mobilisation camp at Awapuni active preparations are being made. It is expectcd thfit the camp will commence about the rrridaie of next week. Tho equipment ia expected to arrive tomorrow. In addition to tho camp at Awapuni, there will be a remount depot on the show ground. Mr J. S. Cliff M'Cullough has informed tho department that ho would donate £25. A prominent Wanganui citizen puts forward a jyactical suggestion for the augmentation or the food fulkl, his idea being' that the congregations of every church and of every sect throughout tho dominion should be a/sked to double the whole of their collections and offerings, the surplus half being forwarded to the authorities for tho purpose named. Local clergymen spoken to approve of the suggestion, and intend to adopt it in tho town churches. Tho Mayor received a cheque of £200 from the Wanganui Brewery Ooippany as a donation to the Government to the horse purchase account for the~Expeditionary Force. (From Oub Own Correspondent.) WANGANUI. August 8. The Mayor csf Wanganui has forwarded a cheque for £200 from 'the Wanganui Brewery Co. (Ltd.). Tho company has already docided to pay half the wages of any of its staff who go in the foroe arid thoir dependents. The local solicitors have promised a donation of £200 on Monday towards the fund. FEELING AMONG TEACHERS. <P*« Uuitsd Pnitss Association.) MASTERTON, August 9. At a meeting of the Wairarapa branch of the Teachers' Institute, held at Masterton on Saturday, the following motions wero passed unanimously:—"That this representative meeting of the Wairarapa brajich of I,he Educational Institute desires to voice tho feelings of the teachcrs of this district in connection with the present Imperial crisis m their determination to inculcate, both by prccept and cample, a true spirit of loyalty and patriotism m the youth under their care." " That this institute fully concurs m any measure that the Government may find necessary to take as regards the financial aspects of the Education Bill now before Parliament, and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the New Zealand Educational Institute." SPECIAL RESERVISTS CALLED ON. (Per United Press Association.) WELLINGTON, August 8. Lord Liverpool has issued the following proclamation:—"Whereas his Majesty tho King has been graciously pleased to direct, bv proclamation, that the Army Reserve be called out on permanent service, all men belonging to the Special Pioserve now resident m the dominion of Now Zealand are hereby required to report themselves without delay to tho nearest Ilefence Office." The Hon. J. Allen explains that this proclamation applies only to Imperial Army reservists, and not to reservists of tho New Zealand forces.

FLAXMILLS LIKELY TO CLOSE. (From Oub Own Coerespondent.) WANGANUI, August 8. Owing to the present crisis the flaxmills of Manawatu are likely to closo down. Mr A. Seifert, •in discussing the matter, says that in all contracts between tho miller and consumer is a proviso that in time of war, if the hemp cannot be delivered, the contract can be cancellcd until the war is over. Asked if there was any news of the market. Mr Seifert stated that they could got no news from London. The cables had to bo in ordinary language, and the bar placed on the use of tho code mado it difficult to get news, as tho cables, under present conditions, would be very long. HORSES FOR DEFENCE DEPARTMENT. Mr Snowball will attend at Grant's Southern Stables this afternoon to purchase hacks and light draughts for remounts. It is hoped that all those who have horses to offer will bring them forward, so that the requisite number may be speedily procured. MEETING OF DUNEDIN WOMEN. Tho women of Dunedin who can sew. Imit, or crochet are reminded that a meeting will be held at the Town Hal' to-day at 3 o'clock to take the names of those who are willing to assist in preparing tho material that will bo required for the men who will be shortly leaving with tho Expeditionary Force. It is hoped that there will bo a largo attendance of willing workers. MEDICAL MEN'S OFFER. A number of medical men in Dunedin are voluntarily offering their services to the military authorities to examine candidates for the Expeditionary Force, free o! charge. The Territorial medioal officers and the igeneral practitioners in Dunedin will conduct the examination of candidates for the Expeditionary Force without expense to the Government. This will, in effect, be thoir war contribution. ' MEETING AT PAHIATUA. PAHIATUA, August 9. A large and enthusiastic meeting of ladies was held hero to-day, when a big representative committoe was formed to canvass the district for subscriptions and garments on behalf of the Expeditionary Force. The Pahiatua County Council nassed a resolution heartily approving of the Expeditionary Foroe, stating that it was prepared to assisr the Government by every means in it power. Men and horses are offering here.

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